Modi calls for improvement in sports commentary

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jun 13, 2014 01:07 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for innovative ideas is not just for governance alone.

On Thursday, he mooted an out-of-the-box plan for the field of sports.

Releasing postage stamps on the 2014 FIFA World Cup at his office — hours before the tournament kicked off — Modi felt that the art of commentary should be developed in other sports as well to attract more youngsters to sports.

“I think cricket has become so popular because in earlier days, its commentary was excellent,” Modi told a group of sports enthusiasts.

“Jo khele, wo hi khile,” the PM said while referring to the contribution of sports in all-round development of a child.

“He said that ‘sportsman spirit’ was a lubricant for the health of the society, which is essential for it to prosper,” a government release said.

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